He was later released on station bail on Thursday evening.

YSRCP MLA arrested for obstructing land acquisition in Amaravati after CRDA complaint
news Politics Friday, July 07, 2017 - 09:50

The Tadepalli police in Andhra arrested 10 people including YSRCP MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy on Thursday, after a complaint by officials of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA).

According to a report in the Times of India, the CRDA filed the complaint over the protests being organised by Reddy at Penumaka village, which obstructed the land acquisition process in the village. 

The TOI report adds that the Mangalagiri legislator had ordered his followers to push tents and chairs, and disrupt a public hearing that was held in April this year, after the state government released a notification to CRDA officials to acquire 565.83 acres from Penumaka farmers.

Speaking about the arrest, Reddy accused the police of registering a case against him, at the behest of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. 

He also told mediapersons that he would not be silenced with cases and arrests, and would continue to fight for the farmers who were losing their land due to government pressure.

He was later released on station bail on Thursday evening.

Reddy was also recently in the news when the Hyderabad High Court asked him to come forward to pay Rs 5 crore, over and above the Rs 22 crore sum paid by the final auction winner in the Sadavarthi endowments land case. 

Reddy had moved the court, alleging that the auction was a 'fraud', and the land that was auctioned by the AP Endowments Department, was actually worth Rs 1,200 crore. 

Andhra's advocate general had earlier thrown a challenge to the petitioner, claiming that the state was ready to transfer the land in question, if he could pay more than the final auction winner.

Addressing the court, Reddy's counsel submitted that they had managed to find buyers, who were prepared to pay Rs 5 crore more for the land. 

Accepting the claim, the court warned Reddy that a fine of Rs 1 crore would be imposed on him, if he failed to pay up, and adjourned the case for two weeks.